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The Unconsoled

  • THE UNCONSOLED. Kasuo Ishiguro remains one of my favourite contemporary writers, and this my favourite of his novels, all of which I've read. It's a slippy book, disorientated in time and space and drenched in music. The book sank like a stone, which didn't surprise me, its messages are subtle, and unlike the feted Ian McEwen, who can do no wrong with the critics, I fancy Ishiguro is less liked - and I do (secretly) wonder if that is because he is less English. His books are imaginative, inventive, strongly crafted and push the boundaries to the very edges. All Hail. (UK 1995)